American Salon: California Cool

California Cool

Jet Rhys Salon  Situated in the fashionable Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, Jet Rhys Salon’s flagship location recently underwent a major redesign intended to update the look of the space while also evoking the feeling of the salon’s second location. “We tied in elements from the Solana Beach, CA, salon in order to forward the branding, but we didn’t abandon the serendipity the inspired the original salon,” says co-owner Jet, who first opened the salon in 1992 with partner Rhys. The functional and clean design of the 1,400-square-foot salon boasts a large cutting area with a vaulted ceiling and custom-welded work stations featuring large mirrors. The design also incorporates a new braid and blow-out bar, as well as flat-screen TVs hanging above the shampoo bowls showing the latest fashion collections. Staying on top of cutting-edge design is only one of the reasons for Jet Rhys’ continued success; it’s the duo’s passionate approach to hairdressing that makes all the difference. “Rhys and I are so lucky that we love, live, breathe and eat hair to this day, just like we did when we met at Vidal Sassoon,” Jet says. “We believe it’s not about where we’ve been but where we’re going.”–L.A.